Margaret Czepiel


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Margaret Czepiel represents energy clients in regulatory, administrative litigation, enforcement, and compliance matters, predominantly in front of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state commissions. She counsels a wide array of clients on electric and gas-related matters, from municipalities to large corporations to the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL). Clients rely on Margaret for her timely and thoughtful advice, responsiveness, attention to detail, and capable project management.

In particular, Margaret assists electric generation and transmission, energy trading companies, and natural gas clients in rate cases, enforcement matters, filings under the Federal Power Act and Natural Gas Act, compliance filings, and comments in front of FERC. She has developed knowledge of transmission and interconnection procedures across the country, and frequently provides guidance to developers of renewable and storage technologies on complex interconnection and siting-related issues. In addition, Margaret conducts regulatory due diligence for clients in connection with the acquisition of large and varied portfolios of energy assets.

In addition to her energy practice, Margaret maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on criminal justice and parole reform issues in the District of Columbia.

Prior to joining Day Pitney, Margaret worked as a law clerk at both the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Education and Credentials

George Washington University Law School, J.D., Honors; George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, Notes Editor
Gettysburg College, B.A., magna cum laude
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
American Bar Association
Energy Bar Association (EBA)
Women’s Energy Network

Recognition and Community


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Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners), of recognized practitioners for Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) Associates to Watch, Nationwide, 2024

Recipient of a Day Pitney Coleman Award for her commitment to pro bono and public service, 2022